Motivational Monday!

new-monday-new-week-motivational-gym-quotesGood morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and your week starts off well. I am proud to say that I did not do all that much over the weekend and allowed myself to actually rest! I think the rest I was able to get has helped me feel a little better. I had been experiencing sleep problems and only was getting 2 or 3 hours of sleep at the end of last week. It was awful and I have no idea why I wasn’t able to sleep, but at least I did get rest and even slept in one of the weekend days. 

This week is going to be rather challenging for me with my work schedule. I am working 8 days in a row, but it is busybecause of a much deserved vacation next week. My husband and I am going to get away for a few days to celebrate my birthday and our 8 year wedding anniversary! I am so excited about our upcoming vacation and think it will do us both some good!!

I think most days we all deal with at least one challenge, but we all handle things the best we can. I think the quote I am sharing with y’all today has a lot of motivation to help get the week started off on the right foot!quote-inner-power-giant-today

Thank you so much for visiting my site today.  I hope the quote I have shared with y’all has given you some strength and motivation for the week ahead. All of us have so much you-are-amazing-with-a-side-of-sprinklespower inside that we also forget about, try to remind yourself at least once a day how amazing you are!

I hope you have a wonderful day and your week only continues to get better. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, compassion, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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September, Pain Awareness Month

DmeoxF9XcAAnEI5I actually meant to complete this post earlier in the month because September is Pain Awareness Month and it is an important topic, but just was not able to because of too much fatigue and ironically enough pain. However, I do have a lot of information I want to share with y’all.

Pain is an awful thing many are forced to live with. Pain unfortunately affects way too many people’around the world. Speaking from my own personali-am-in-pain-you-just-dont-know-it-cause-i-smile-through-the-rain-and-refuse-to-show-it. experiences, I battle with pain every day and every minute of my life and it is anything but easy. Of course some days are worst that others, but even on a good day I still hurt more than anyone ever should have to. In all the years I have survived pain and Multiple Sclerosis, I have found that my pain increases drastically later in the day, like after about 2:00 PM. However even when I am in pain, I refuse to give in, but instead try my best to rise up again andpainhigh-res keep fighting the battle.

There are five types of pain a person can suffer from:

1.) Acute:

*Pain is felt short-term

*Pain will start suddenly

*The pain is related to soft tissue damageacutechronicpain.png

*Gradually will resolve on its own, when the injury heals.

2.) Chronic:

*This type of pain is felt over extended periods of time.

*Effected areas include back, neck, joints, mouth and face and muscles and bones.

*This type of pain is possibly caused by inflammation or dysfunctional nerves

*Diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, and ailments due to cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Stomach Ulcers, AIDS and Gallbladder Disease.

3.) Neuropathic Pain-nerve-pain

*This type of pain and come and go.

*This is caused by damage or disease affecting the somatosensory nervous system. It is possible it could be associated with abnormal sensations called dysesthesia.

*There are many symptoms for this type of pain, which include: Sensation of pins and needles, uncomfortable tingling and burning, burning and tingly pain, uncomfortable and uncontrollable nerve pain. These symptoms can be felt during a certain time or day or felt the entire day without a break.

download (4)4.) Visceral Pain:

*Results from activation of nociceptors of the thoracic, pelvic or abdominal viscera (organs).

*Sensitive to stretching, ischemia and inflammation, but insensitive to small stimuli, like cutting or burning that typically cause pain

5.) Breakthrough Pain:

*Severe pain that rears its ugly head, when a person is already medicated with long-term pain killers.

*Very common in cancer patients.wp-1451082527281

*Felt in between regular and scheduled pain killers.

Lower back pain, migraines, facial pain, and neck pain are the four most common issues among those that suffer from chronic pain. Only 7% of men deal with chronic pain, where 18% of women deal with this nasty issue.

pain-awareness-monthAfter reviewing the statistics of people around the world that deal with chronic pain, the United States has the highest numbers.  For many reasons, I was not all that surprised that American’s rank highest in this category. I am going to list 6 major points of American’s and pain.

*50 million of the population live with chronic pain

*Between 560 and 630 million dollars is lost annually because of chronic pain

*Chronic pain is the leading cause of early long-term disabilityCrPnpZqUAAUwBhS

*Lower back pain affects 26 million people (which is 80%)

*Pain accounts for 78% of emergency room admissions (This is a huge number of people that are forced to go to an Emergency room,. knowing how awful insurance is and knowing the bill will be obscene.)

*Pain disrupts 42 million American’s sleep

download (5)Canada, having free health care also has many people that deal with pain. I have heard that the only thing that could be difficult is getting in with a doctor quickly, but at least they won’t go bankrupt dealing with their health issues. I am going to list a few stats from Canada.

*1 in 10 Canadian’s experience chronic pain

*9% of men and 12% of females experience chronic pain

*1.5 million of Canadian’s suffer pain issues

*34.6% of those deal with chronic pain, consider suicide

Considering that pain does affect so many around the world, I also wanted to share some random stats. The stats below are either worldwide or are to a specific area.

*20.5% or 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer with chronic pain

Pain management word cloud concept*20% of pain related suicides are a result of back pain

*30-50% of middle age people have neck episodes yearly

*Patients experience persistent pain after a routine surgery 50% of the time

*Back surgery fails up to 40% of the time. 2nd and 3rd interventions fail up to 70%

*Between 15% and 100% of patients with depression also battle with pain

*People with less education are 80% more likely to have chronic pain, than those with higher education

*500 million working days in Europe are lost to chronic pain

*20.2% of the Danish population suffers with chronic pain

CfIvOxFXEAA18E_I know many of you live with an illness that also causes a great deal of pain and I truly hate that for all of you. I stand by my beliefs that no one should ever have to suffer throughout their lives and there should be many more cures than there are. I guess there is a huge part of me that thinks, ‘It is 2019 and there are many brilliant minds out there. Why are these highly intelligent people not finding cures? Or why if these people have found the cures, why aren’t they shared?’

It takes a strong and determined person to work around the challenges that pain 49fa3f70b3c9ded5e0963d1328128554inflicts on our lives. I may have never met any of you in person, but through reading your posts and your comments on mine, I know you are one of these incredibly strong individuals ❤. With it being “Pain Awareness Month”, I wanted to share information that struck a nerve for me. Pain may be able to hide from others, but it is so real for many people. All I can say is a strong positive mind can do amazing things and even if it doesn’t take the pain away, it could carry you through to better times.

Thank you so much for visiting my site today. I always appreciate you taking the time to not only read what I share, but 3cf90d128f2321c4137a8be012ec0616--be-better-better-lifealso leaving amazing comments. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and you are feeling the best you possibly can. I know it can seem difficult to remember, but y’all are very strong and have loving hearts. The amount of compassion y’all share is breathtaking! Please never forget that i am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

Let It Go Friday!

just breathGood morning y’all and happy Friday! I have been looking forward to this day all week because I only have to work 3 hours today and then have the entire weekend off! I really need this time away from all the pressures and stresses work is causing me and to focus on things that bring me joy.

I think way more often than not, I hold onto the stress that others are causing me and the pressure that comes along with it. One of my co-workers has hated her job original-3584403-1since she started because it feels like a hostile work environment. She is the assistant manager and the property manager does not communicate with her at all, but instead avoids even talking to her. He seems to expect her to know everything without the proper training. I think we already established the fact that my manager is an absolute moron and treats people so wrong. I am happy for my ❤ sweet friend because she found another job where I hope she will be happier and way more appreciated. I am definitely going to miss her❤, but we are going to stay in touch❤!

My other co-worker opened up to tumblr_lpmzts804m1qimgijus today about things he has gone through in life. The stories he told us broke my heart 💜 and yet I really understood most of what he has gone through in life. It is kind of funny, we never really know what someone else has dealt with in life because we weren’t there, but when they confide in us, we can give them the support they truly deserve and need💜

Today being Friday is a great day to start letting go of all the stresses from the week and just breath a sign of relief. We made it through another rather long week and now we can kick back and relax. The quote I am sharing with you today is very powerful and will have different meaning to all that read it.let go7

Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤ for stopping by my site today. I look forwardimages (6) to reading your amazing thoughts on this quote and everything else I shared today. I hope y’all have a lovely day and you are looking forward to the weekend. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick Me Up Thursday!

Good morning y’all! I hope you are having a wonderful week. I am absolutely thrilled it is almost FridayHappy Birthday Mom because that means the weekend is just about here and I don’t work the weekend! Today is also my mother’s birthday ❤ and even though I know she hates birthdays, I think she deserves a very Happy Birthday !

So besides wishing my mother a very  Happy Birthday , I also have a quote that will hopefully give y’all a little pick me up to get through the final day of the week! My week has kind of felt like hell week, so not only can I not wait until it is over, but I really needed a little pick me up!inspirational-motivational-quotes-7-1

We all face many challenges, but I prefer to think of all those challenges make us so 9c69e8ff73de91988a5e3a549399d2ea--funny-things-funny-stuffmuch stronger and we can handle damn near anything! I am sorry to keep this post short and sweet, but I am actually dealing with another migraine and it isn’t easy to be looking at the computer screen. I do want to thank you for visiting my site today and wishing my mother a very Happy Birthday! I hope y’all have a wonderful day and you are feeling well. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love  ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday

missing youSix years ago today, I lost my dear sweet Grandfather aka Poppy. This man had an amazing way to make anything difficult actually bearable. I believe with all my heart and soul he made the world a better place just by being who he was on the inside. I was able to have the opportunity to witness first-hand how he interacted with others and to this day I try to mimic him in every way I can ❤. I will never in a million years be the wonderful person he was, but I will continue to try until my dying day ❤.f7989c70e9fd3f083cc03d48208b8c28

Even though this day does bring me much sadness, I know my Poppy would not want me to remain sad. I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that my Poppy would want me to continue to live my life happily and do what I can to spread cheer and positivity as much as I can. With that said, the quote I am sharing with y’all means so much to me.❤ I remember the day I told my Poppy I had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and I remember how encouraging he was for me. I made a promise that day to never surrender to this unpredictable illness, but fight against it!funny-motivational-quotes-for-employees-196-workplace-inspirational-wonderful-funny-motivational-quotes-for-employees

I believe we all live with many difficult times and somehow we manage to pull through it all. Of course it is not easy, but we do not really have a choice and we must refuse to give up! I do look forward to reading your thoughts on this quote and I know your thoughts will be 49644_originalvery powerful!

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by my site today. I always appreciate all of your support and encouragement. I hope you have a lovely start to the week and your week only gets better. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick Me Up Thursday

mh-migranes-1535379344Hello, normally I do my Pick Me Up posts earlier in the day, but I was not able to today because of an awful migraine. This nasty migraine is so miserable and even causing my neck to hurt. I didn’t even go to work today and my boss was not very understanding but instead was actually very ugly and not understanding at all! I guess all my fake niceness didn’t help is attitude! All I can say at this point is, whatever and I need to think about my own health and really not give a damn about him or the job! 

Even though I am not feeling my best, I wanted to do a short post for today. The quote I have found for today’s Pick Me Up is beautiful in so many ways, but I look forward to reading what you think!images.jpg

We all understand good days and bad days, but at the end of the day we are incredibly il_794xN.1107863533_2redstrong and have a beautiful heart! I hope you had a good day and you are feeling well. I promise to do my best to respond to your comments as quickly as I can.

Thank you so much for visiting my site today. I am sorry this post was delayed because under normal conditions, it is up early in the day. Please know that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

First motivational Monday for SeptemberGood morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and you are welcoming the month of September with lots of positive thoughts! September was always a beautiful month because the hot days start to get easier and autumn is on the way. Even though there are several good things that happen in the month of September, like both of my parent’s birthday and my own 20150928_092216birthday, I also lost someone very ❤ special and important to me September 9, 2013. I know it has been almost 6 years, but that loss will always be fresh in my heart ❤, mind and soul for the rest of my life❤.

Today is the first Monday of the month, so this will be my first Motivational Monday post for the month. I am hoping you will find the quote I am sharing with y’all today a good motivator and it will start your week off with much inspiration and determination to conquer the week!not defeated

I hope you have a great day and it takes you into a wonderful week! I still can’t believe it is already September and we only have 121 days left in 2019. I sincerely hope that rWBHmMx2020 will be far better than 2019 has been because this year really has been full of painfully difficult and challenging times. Please forgive me for what I am about to say, but 2020 just brings us one year closer to a much needed change in the white house!

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. All of you have great insights and kindness with your comments, which brings me so much joy when reading your thoughts! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤